'Dozen' Ambulances Rush to NJ Highway Crash Between School Bus, Dump Truck

School bus and truck collide on New Jersey highway

School bus and truck collide on New Jersey highway

Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum said he rushed to the scene and was observing the rescue efforts from an overpass.

A serious crash between school bus and dump truck on a New Jersey highway has left multiple people injured, according to police.

The body of the bus came completely off its chassis and was resting on its side in the highway median. It happened around 9:30 a.m. with a bus carrying middle school students from the Paramus school district.

A school bus was involved in a serious accident in Mount Olive on May 17, 2018. "It's a horrific scene", Mt. Family members tell Eyewitness News the bus was headed to Waterloo Village as part of a field trip for fifth graders. The undercarriage, the bus wheels still attached, lays perpendicular to the overturned bus, stretching out over multiple lanes of the highway. "It's a horrific scene", Greenbaum said. Children were seen in the median area away from the bus. Saint Clare's Denville Hospital and Dover Hospital emergency departments have received 10 patients, a spokesperson said, though there was no immediate information on the extent of their injuries or their ages.

School bus and truck collide on New Jersey highway

I-80 was briefly closed in both directions. The eastbound right and center lanes have reopened.

The National Transportation Safety Board is gathering information on the crash, a spokesman said.

This story is developing.


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